UPDATE: Man Run Over By Garbage Truck Taken To Erie Hospital

A man was taken to an Erie, Pa., hospital after he was run over by a garbage truck on Edson Road on Thursday. P-J photo by Eric Zavinski

SINCLAIRVILLE — A man was taken by medical helicopter to an Erie, Pa., hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after he was run over by a garbage truck Thursday in Sinclairville.

The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the area of 2307 Edson Road. The person, who Sinclairville fire chief Joseph McKenna said was conscious and alert at the time, was removed from under the truck around 11:45 a.m. He was immediately taken to an ambulance and later a helicopter to be transported to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.

McKenna told The Post-Journal it wasn’t immediately clear how the incident occurred. He said the man’s injuries were considered “borderline life-threatening.”

Firefighters from Sinclairville and Gerry responded to the incident, as did Chautauqua County EMS and the county’s medical director. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene.

Eric Tichy contributed to this story.